Today in takeover rumors: Eater reports that Bar Artisanal Restaurant and Tapas Bar (Terrance Brennans short-lived attempt to re-brand the year-old Artisanal spinoff Bar Artisanal) has closed (a message promises a reopening and new location). Rumor has it that Todd English is taking over the space, though one of Englishs reps told us she had no information.
Meanwhile, Fork in the Road hears that Top Chef alum Harold Dieterle of Perilla was seen going into the shuttered Philippe Chow Express space. Dieterle is indeed working on a project, but wont comment on its location. And finally, wd~50 pastry chef Alex Stupak divests Eater of a rumor that hes planning to open something in the old Cosmic Cantina space.
Bar Artisanal Closes as Todd English is Rumored to Take Over [Eater NY]
Harold Dieterle Opening New Restaurant at Former Philippe Chow Express? [Fork in the Road/VV]
A No-Go [Eater NY]